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6 January 2014
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The US Albums are up on iTunes to preorder. Price UK-wise it's £8.99 for each individual album in the UK; for all of them, The Box, it's £89.99 (the UK albums, not looking at double LP's, are £10.99). The Beatles Story is not available on its own. The US albums are in their own section, clearly separated from the UK albums.

There is also a 1 minute 54 second promo video for the US albums that is free to watch.

 

Over on The Beatles youtube account you can watch a different video promoting the US Albums, posted below.

[Edit: Should note that these have been "Mastered for iTunes", whatever that means.] 

Also posted in the US Albums thread.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
7 January 2014
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On behalf of Parlance:

[Apologies in advance if there are reposts. I still can’t access the forum from my home computer.]

* From Broadway World via Beatles News, a first look at Ringo’s character on The Powerpuff Girls. It’s about as cute as you’d expect it to be.

From the Examiner:

  • Eurythmics is reuniting for the Grammy Beatle tribute. The press release including other performers and a ticket link is here.
  •  A fundraiser at indiegogo.com:

Beatles for a cause: A book project on Indiegogo.com, “The New Norm: Broken Wings, Broken Assumptions, Breaking Through,” is the story of a Beatles fan with a resemblance to Paul McCartney now suffering from Parkinson's Disease. The book was started by Mike Oltersdorf and was finished by his son Dan when Mike's physical and cognitive symptoms progressed to a point where he was no longer able to write. The project has raised $230 USD and is hoping to raise $7,500 in 45 days. You can learn more here. (Thanks to Lizzie Bravo for the alert.)

* Prudence Farrow will appear at the Fest for Beatles Fans in NYC next month. Whoa, that’s huge! She normally stays away from fan conventions.

* According to the Liverpool Echo, a film about a trip John and Paul made to North Wales called “Men of Harlech.”

* Abbey Road on the River in Louisville, KY will reenact the group’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, right down to the commercials. Sounds fun!

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7 January 2014
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^

That Ringo clip IS a lot of fun.

The Ed Sullivan thing also sounds interesting – even the ads :)

7 January 2014
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trcanberra said

That Ringo clip IS a lot of fun.

I wad thinking you might have a hard time getting Paul to agree to a cartoon likeness in a bow and dress.

And I just noticed Bubbles is playing a left-handed bass. Cute!

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7 January 2014
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parlance said

trcanberra said

That Ringo clip IS a lot of fun.

I wad thinking you might have a hard time getting Paul to agree to a cartoon likeness in a bow and dress.

And I just noticed Bubbles is playing a left-handed bass. Cute!

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It's probably a tribute to John on the cover of Pussy Cats :)

 

8 January 2014
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[Apologies in advance if there are reposts. I still can’t access the forum from my home computer.]

* From Ultimate Classic Rock: Paul and Ringo may perform together on David Letterman on Feb. 7.

* From Something Else: Ringo will definitely be performing at the Grammys with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather.

* Liverpool Echo article on a fundraising campaign for a statue in Brian’s honor.

* Examiner article on the Everly Brothers’ influence on The Beatles. 

* Also, a Mojo article featuring a clip of the duo performing a Beatles medley for their 1970 variety show.

* Great interview with Mark Lewisohn on the making of Tune In.

* Not new, but just posted on Reddit: a film on the recreation of the poster that inspired “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” You can still order it, and it is quite pricey at £249.

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8 January 2014
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Tribute to Phil Everly from Paul:

https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=10152233885918313&id=182736663312&set=a.488766413312.281294.182736663312&source=48&ref=bookmark&__user=537776429

(Hope that works, posting from the phone and all.)

Edit: Issues fixed, here's the link.

Also, per The Examiner, Nancy Wilson of The Supremes has been added to the Fab50 benefit at the Apollo.

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8 January 2014
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parlance said
Tribute to Phil Everly from Paul:

https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=10152233885918313&id=182736663312&set=a.488766413312.281294.182736663312&source=48&ref=bookmark&__user=537776429

(Hope that works, posting from the phone and all.)

Also, per The Examiner, Nancy Wilson of The Supremes has been added to the Fab50 benefit at the Apollo.

parlance

It came up as the link. Paul's message/post/dedication text reads:

Paul McCartney
Paul remembers musician Phil Everly who passed away last week:

"Phil Everly was one of my great heroes. With his brother Don, they were one of the major influences on The Beatles. When John and I first started to write songs, I was Phil and he was Don.

"Years later when I finally met Phil, I was completely starstruck and at the same time extremely impressed by his humility and gentleness of soul. 

"I will always love him for giving me some of the sweetest musical memories of my life."

- Paul McCartney

 

In amongst all the replies there is one from Tony Bramwell

Tony Bramwell
He was a good guy to work with !Cheers TONY BRAMWELL
"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
8 January 2014
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Some speculation from music guru Alan Cross that we may see a quasi-Beatle reunion soon:  http://ajournalofmusicalthings…..s-say-yes/

E is for 'Ergent'.
8 January 2014
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Thanks, MMM. Hopefully this posting issue will get resolved soon. At least it didn't happen during the awards.

Edit: Access isues fixed, I'm fixing the link to Paul's message if you want to see it at FB.

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8 January 2014
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SatanHimself said

Some speculation from music guru Alan Cross that we may see a quasi-Beatle reunion soon:  http://ajournalofmusicalthings…..s-say-yes/

On that note, see the report I posted (via acmac) above about David Letterman.

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9 January 2014
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That Ringo video is so precious. And weird.

10 January 2014
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* Press release, via Beatlefan, on the upcoming recreation of the Beatles' first US concert. Had no idea Al Gore was there.

 

* Also via Beatlefan:

In collaboration with Beatlefan magazine, Anthony Cusumano is conducting a survey designed to determine a definitive ranking of every single Beatles and solo Beatles studio album released between 1963 and 2013. This includes experimental, classical and remix albums that were primarily credited to or authorized by at least one Beatle, even if they didn't actually perform on the album. Live albums, compilations and archive releases are not included. For the purposes of uniformity, only the band's U.K. catalog is considered, with the exception of the American "Magical Mystery Tour" LP. Each album is presented in chronological order, with the artist and year also listed.

Rate each album on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. (If you are not familiar with a particular album, simply do not enter a rating.) Remember that your ratings are relative to every other album in the survey, not just to the other albums by that artist!

Here's the link to participate! http://eSurv.org?u=beatles

 

* Daily Mail article on a fan who travelled for 8 years taking photos of Abbey Road signs in England.

 

parlance

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10 January 2014
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parlance said
* Press release, via Beatlefan, on the upcoming recreation of the Beatles' first US concert. Had no idea Al Gore was there.

 

* Also via Beatlefan:

In collaboration with Beatlefan magazine, Anthony Cusumano is conducting a survey designed to determine a definitive ranking of every single Beatles and solo Beatles studio album released between 1963 and 2013. This includes experimental, classical and remix albums that were primarily credited to or authorized by at least one Beatle, even if they didn't actually perform on the album. Live albums, compilations and archive releases are not included. For the purposes of uniformity, only the band's U.K. catalog is considered, with the exception of the American "Magical Mystery Tour" LP. Each album is presented in chronological order, with the artist and year also listed.
Rate each album on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. (If you are not familiar with a particular album, simply do not enter a rating.) Remember that your ratings are relative to every other album in the survey, not just to the other albums by that artist!
Here's the link to participate! http://eSurv.org?u=beatles

 

* Daily Mail article on a fan who travelled for 8 years taking photos of Abbey Road signs in England.

 

parlance

Wow, that poll is cool, I voted, but I noticed that even though it says remix albums are included, neither Let It Be… Naked nor the Yellow Submarine Songtrack are included.

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10 January 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Wow, that poll is cool, I voted, but I noticed that even though it says remix albums are included, neither Let It Be… Naked nor the Yellow Submarine Songtrack are included.

I haven't taken it yet. Is there a place to make comments afterward?

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10 January 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Wow, that poll is cool, I voted, but I noticed that even though it says remix albums are included, neither Let It Be… Naked nor the Yellow Submarine Songtrack are included.

I haven't taken it yet. Is there a place to make comments afterward?

parlance

Actually, at the bottom of each page, there is just that! And I just totally ignored it. Well, really, it's grouped by about 5 years at a time, and I didn't realize Let It Be… Naked wasn't there until after I was done, and the Yellow Submarine Songtrack just occured to me as I was typing that post.

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Examiner on the Feb. 8 America Celebrates The Beatles concert, including a list of some performers' connection to the Beatles.

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11 January 2014
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Examiner article on a Fest for Beatles Fans panel to take place the the 92nd Street Y on Feb. 6:

The panel discussion, to take place Feb. 6 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, will feature singer-songwriter Donovan, singer Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon, singer Billy J. Kramer, Vince Calandra, who substituted for George Harrison during rehearsals for “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and Freda Kelly, secretary of the Beatles Official Fan Club and subject of the documentary “Good Ol' Freda” giving their thoughts. The discussion will be moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis.

Tickets start at $29. More at the link.

Please tell me someone from the board is going to at least one of these 50th celebrations in NY!

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11 January 2014
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parlance said
Examiner article on a Fest for Beatles Fans panel to take place the the 92nd Street Y on Feb. 6:

The panel discussion, to take place Feb. 6 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, will feature singer-songwriter Donovan, singer Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon, singer Billy J. Kramer, Vince Calandra, who substituted for George Harrison during rehearsals for “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and Freda Kelly, secretary of the Beatles Official Fan Club and subject of the documentary “Good Ol' Freda” giving their thoughts. The discussion will be moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis.

Tickets start at $29. More at the link.

Please tell me someone from the board is going to at least one of these 50th celebrations in NY!

parlance

As soon as someone sends me the airline ticket I am on it!!

PS – may have missed it, are your computer issues re website access fixed now?

 

11 January 2014
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trcanberra said

PS – may have missed it, are your computer issues re website access fixed now?

 

Yeah, got fixed a couple of days ago. :-D

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